Every year, tens of thousands of gamers descend on Seattle to attend a convention that began as a webcomic, and has grown into the epicenter of gaming culture. An account from this year’s event, which encompassed nearly every imaginable game genre—and a few never before imagined.
As some Christians prepared for the Apocalypse, 500 questers spent Friday night locked inside the New York Public Library with game designer Jane McGonigal.
Does your minor want to be a miner? How about a McNugget cook? Welcome to KidZania, a revolutionary theme park coming soon to the U.S. that lets kids play at corporate-sponsored employment.
Following his triumphant appearance on Jeopardy, IBM’s Watson supercomputer strikes a deal to replace Charlie Sheen on CBS’s hit comedy Two and a Half Men.
Presenting the year’s best board games, all of which must be easy to learn, quick to play, and exciting for non-gamers.
Children play games for fun. Adults play games to crush and humiliate. An analysis of behavior on the grown-ups’ playground.
When you’re four years old, a kiss is an accessory in a game of dress-up. When you’re the four-year-old’s mother, that kiss comes with a costume trunk of questions.
MIKE Deri Smith summarizes recent news, studies, and gaffes concerning overconfidence, from competitive running to the N.F.L. draft, even socialist firemen.
This holiday season, your loved ones could play Operation: “Death Panel” Edition, or you could give them a game where somebody besides the government wins.
Anyone who says video games shouldn’t appeal to adults, let alone women, has never flirted with General Carth Onassi. Exploring a virtual courtship.
Maps without legends may not be immediately informative, but determining what they represent is extremely fun. If you’re into that kind of thing, here’s a game for you.
Thousands of different Lego exist, yet when your seven-year-old asks for “a clippy bit,” you know exactly what to hand him. A breakdown of the atoms of a Lego universe.